I'm not sure why, but the DNR plants winter wheat in some of fields in the Allegan Forest, the game area where I do much of my outdoor photography. The game area was cobbled together from a lot of failed farms in the 1930's - farms that failed due to the very sandy soil that offers little support for crops. Here's a closeup of a the head of wheat stalk with a little spider on it. The wheat has grown fairly well this year, but is exceedingly thin in the sandy soil. The tan background is the rest of the wheat field.
Archives for: "May 2016"
A few inbfrared photos from a quick trip to Chicago...
I seem to have missed the White Crown Sparrows passing through this year... but here's a common Chipping Sparrow perched near the feeders.
Took a walk through the Dowagiac Woods this afternoon. The overcast sky made for some rich colors. Late in the season, the foliage of the forest floor was peaking as the spring ephemerals were fading... Here's a trillim surrounded by maple seedlings and other greens:
One of my cats sitting on the top of a parked car.